I'm certainly disappointed and maintain that I'm innocent.
I wasn't aware of any marijuana plants growing on my property.
I've got much in my life that's so good: my wife, my children, my friends. I don't need anything filled up by success or a band, ... If I'm going to play with people, I'm going to do it in situations that match the rest of my life, where there's a lot of joy and a lot of love.
It's hard to talk about them (politics and religion) in a way that doesn't anger people, and I often make people angry, ... I'm trying to do it as inoffensively as possible, and it shouldn't be offensive. It should be what we talk about.
I had a pretty cool life. I met my wife when I was 18, and we're still totally in love. I was in a successful rock band. That wasn't my personal dream, but it was a lot of people's. I had to learn a lot more about gratitude. When I no longer got everything I wanted, I learned the importance of my family, my wife, my friends. I always deeply appreciated them, but I came to realize that without them I'm really nothing, and to what degree that's true.
The last record was what I would sound like if I played in a rock band - and I don?t. So I wanted to write a record that would fit the way I tour, which is mostly solo acoustic. It?s a completely different aesthetic experience.